I am 44 and pregnant with my 1st

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, September 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Baby holding finger. Stock Photo credit: coolza
I am 44 and pregnant with my first.

I will be 45 when the baby is born in April.

There are many others here who will be encouraged by your story since there some here who are still trying to conceive.

Just curious. How do your kids feel about your pregnancy?

My husband has a 19 year old daughter in college who lives with us when she is not away at school, and she seems really excited about it.

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Catherine

About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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